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Quantum Computer Architecture Using Nonlocal Interactions

Published

Author(s)

G K. Brennen, D Song, Carl J. Williams

Abstract

Several authors have described the basic requirements essential to building a scalable quantum computer. Because many physical implementation schemes for quantum computing rely on nearest neighbor interactions, there is a hidden quantum communication overhead to connect distant memory nodes of the computer. In this paper we provide a solution to this problem which together with the key building blocks provides a pathway to building a scalable quantum architecture using nonlocal interactions. Our solution involves the concept of a quantum bus that acts as a refreshable entanglement resource to connect distant memory nodes. In some ways the concepts described here along with the initial requirements provide a broad architectural concept for quantum computers in a manner analogous to the von Neumann architecture for classical computers.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
67
Issue
NO. 5

Keywords

computer architectures, quantum information

Citation

Brennen, G. , Song, D. and Williams, C. (2003), Quantum Computer Architecture Using Nonlocal Interactions, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created April 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021